By Marco Dal Molin M.D., Anirban Maitra M.B.B.S. (auth.), Diane M. Simeone, Anirban Maitra (eds.)
Pancreatic melanoma is an impressive affliction, and advances in early detection and better therapeutics were sluggish to come back forth. With new advances in molecular genetics within the box of pancreatic tumorigenesis, it truly is an opportune time to exploit those fresh discoveries to augment our knowing of pancreatic melanoma biology and to enhance results in sufferers.
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About one-third of resected MCNs have an associated invasive carcinoma, which usually resembles a common pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. However, the number of MCNs with associated adenocarcinoma may decrease since more MCNs are being detected incidentally in patients imaged for another reason (Wilentz et al. 1999; Zamboni et al. 1999, 2010; Tanaka et al. 2006; Fukushima and Fukayama 2007; Crippa et al. 2008; Yamao et al. 2011). Patients with a surgically resected noninvasive MCN have an excellent prognosis, but the 5-year survival rate for patients with an MCN with an associated invasive carcinoma is about 50–60 %.
2009). PanINs occur in smaller pancreatic ducts and are less than 5 mm in diameter which is in fact one of the features used to distinguish PanIN from IPMNs which are usually >1 cm diameter. PanINs are microscopic lesions and are not macroscopically detected (Hruban et al. 2004). Histologically, PanINs are lined by columnar mucinous epithelium instead of the normal cuboidal pancreatic duct epithelium (Hruban et al. 2004). Most PanINs express MUC1, MUC5AC, and MUC6 suggesting gastric foveolar differentiation (Kim et al.
J. Offerhaus Fig. 5 Histologic appearance of MCN. (a) Mucinous cystic neoplasm showing ovarian type stroma (asterisk) and lining by mucin-producing tall columnar epithelial with low-grade dysplasia (arrow). (b) Estrogen receptor expression in stromal cells (brown staining) (asterisk) excluding invasive growth. MCNs are categorized based on the highest degree of architectural and cytonuclear atypia present, as MCN with either low-grade, intermediate-grade, or high-grade dysplasia (Zamboni et al.
Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer by Marco Dal Molin M.D., Anirban Maitra M.B.B.S. (auth.), Diane M. Simeone, Anirban Maitra (eds.)